Iran: ‘Jailed Christians Should Not Recognize Jesus As Lord’ (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian judge who sentenced a well-known pastor and three devoted Christians to long prison terms is practically demanding that they no longer recognize Jesus as Lord, ahead of an upcoming appeal hearing, a well-informed church official told BosNewsLife Sunday, September 3.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Tells Jailed Pastor Irani To “Repent” Or Remain In Prison


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Irani-Benham-with-family-300x199KARAJ, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical pastor who has been jailed in Iran for his Christian activities says he has been told by a court to remain behind bars because he "did not change". Speaking to BosNewsLife through an interpreter, Pastor Behnam Irani made clear he remained faithful to Christ, despite court pressure to return to Islam.

Concern Over Iran Christians Overshadows Presidential Ballot


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ayatollah_ali_khameneiTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A key official of one of Iran's largest house church movements warned Friday, June 14, that the country's presidential elections would not lead to an improvement for minority Christians in the Islamic nation.

Iran Pastor Irani Facing Death Penalty; Health Deteriorating


Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Behnam IraniTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Pastor Behnam Irani, who may face the death penalty for "apostasy", is facing serious health problems after two years imprisonment, a close friend has told BosNewsLife. "After two years in jail he suffers terrible complications, including intestinal problems and rheumatism," confirmed Firouz Khandjani, a council member of the 'Church of Iran' movement to which the pastor belongs.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Frees Church of Iran Christian; Others Jailed


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife



TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran has released a detained devoted Christian of the 'Church of Iran' on a massive bail but five other recently arrested members of the evangelical house church movement remain behind bars, a church official told BosNewsLife Saturday, November 17.

Iran Church Fears Detained Members Are Tortured

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An official of one of Iran's largest house church movements says recently detained church members are tortured and otherwise pressured to confess to crimes they did not commit.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Launching Massive Arrests Of Evangelicals


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Massive arrests of evangelical Protestant Christians, including many former Muslims, are reported in Iran, with men and women being dragged to prisons across the Islamic nation.